One of the most charming and hilarious things about my 3-year-old is how she creates, misuses and confuses words. Aside from being her personal chef, stylist and teacher, I also strive to serve as her lexicographer, compiling a dictionary so the outside world can understand her. And have a few laughs. Here are a few of my favorites:
Old MacDonald’s: The Golden Arches.
Appetizer: Any food eaten before a meal at any location other than the kitchen table. A bite of dinner in the kitchen that is eaten 30 seconds before dinner is served at the table is considered an appetizer.
Nappetizer: A pretend, 5-second nap taken before mealtime.
Sharsharisa: Any word in Spanish when the actual Spanish translation is unknown.
Mustachios: Pistachio nuts. Not a mustache-shaped breakfast cereal.
Muppets: Any and all puppets.
And, my all-time favorite:
Fascist: Fashionable. As in “I look so fascist today!”.
Inspired by The Daily Post: Play Lexicographer